Upcoming Events

10/04/2021 - Les Moreland Lions and Tigers and Ransomware Oh My!
Invocation: Darryl Roberts
Introduction of Guest: Todd Sallas
Greeter: Michael Maddox
Camp ASCCA: Katherine Mele

10/11/2021 - Mary Beth Maddox / Jatin Patel - Wiregrass Wildlife Removal

10/25/2021 - Charles Buntin / World Polio Day

10/18/2021 - Wes Grant

10/18/2021 - Laura Burt from Alabama State Games
Laura will give an overview of what the Alabama State Games are all about.

10/11/2021 - Purple Pinkie Donuts Orders Due

Dothan Rotary Club YouTube Channel
By: Sheila Azar

Dothan Rotary Club YouTube Channel
Dothan Rotary Club now has a YouTube channel. Meetings will be recorded and placed on our YouTube channel so you can watch meetings online in case you cannot attend the meeting or watch live on Zoom at noon on Mondays. You will also be able to watch other videos relevant to Dothan Rotary Club.
We need your help to get 100 subscribers within 30 days so we can meet YouTube's requirements to assign our own name to the link.
Please click below to be directed to YouTube and then click on the Subscribe button to be subscribed to the channel.
Many thanks to past president, James Etheredge, for getting this set up for Dothan Rotary!

Joined Member
Chris Judah...
By: Chris Judah

Joined: 09/27/2021
Proposed by: Wayne Palmer
Classification: Government
Occupation: Dothan-Houston County EMA
Job Title: Director
Education: ESJC Wallace University of Alabama Human Health Science
Place of worship: Presbyterian
Hobbies: Beach, Tennis, Family

Proposed Member
Stan Sessions...
By: Stan Sessions

Proposed by: Les Pinckard
Classification: Banking
Occupation: Five Star Credit Union
Job Title: Commercial Lender
Education: The University of Alabama Troy AUM BA Banking/Finance
Children: Heather Marie Sessions
Place of worship: Christian
Hobbies: Guitar, Bird Dog Training, Real Estate

Stan Sessions will be eligible for membership on 09/13/2021 if no objections are received.

District Grant for the Tuskegee Polio Recognition Project
By: Sheila Azar

Good News!
The Dothan Rotary Club applied for and has received a $3,000 District Grant designated for the Tuskegee Polio Recognition Project. The Dothan Tuesday Rotary Club has been awarded the same grant. This project is to recognize and honor the important work conducted at Tuskegee University in the treatment and rehabilitation of the polio stricken Black population and the research conducted to fight the disease by Black workers and researchers at Tuskegee. The Tuskegee Infantile Paralysis Center was the focal point for this treatment and rehabilitation work along with so many dedicated Black physicians and support personnel.
A monument will be placed on the campus of Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama. The monument will consist of a life-size bronze statue depicting Dr. John W. Chenault, nurse Warrena A. Turpin and patient young Gordon Stewart. In addition, a large bronze plaque mounted on a granite base recognizing officers of Tuskegee Institute at this time and the Infantile Paralysis Center Medical and Administration Staff.
Funding for this project will come from the many donors who wish to help honor those in the fight against the dreaded polio disease and honoring one of the few centers that treated the Black community at the time.
You can find more information on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/tuskegeepolioproject
The leadership team of Rotary District 6880 and the Administration of Tuskegee University is in full support of this project.
For more information contact Bruce McNeal, Rotary District Governor, 334-791-8921 or dgmcneal2022@gmail.com or DONATE NOW! http://foundation.rotary6880.org/make-a-donation Comment Section: Tuskegee Project Rotary District 6880 Foundation is a 501C3 and donations are tax deductible.

Service Above Self

Dothan Rotary Meeting October 4, 2021
By: Sheila Azar

Our program Monday, October 4, 2021 will be presented by Les Moreland. He will be speaking about preventing a ransomware attack. He has titled his presentation: Lions and Tigers and Ransomware.....Oh My!It is certain to be an interesting program!
Please click here to be directed to the Dothan Rotary Club YouTube Channel and then click on the Subscribe button to subscribe.
Take a moment to read The Official Newsletter of District 6880 by clicking on this link: Rotary Review September2021.
District 6880 Foundation is now accepting donations in support of Disaster Relief due to Hurricane Ida. Checks may be sent to: Rotary District 6880 Foundation, Bancorp South, Attn: Linda Mong, 101 Rock Creek Parkway, Fairhope, AL 36532 Please note on your check: Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief.
Because the recent Covid 19 numbers continue to rise, we have been asked to wear our masks in the building unless we are eating or presenting.
Help Rotary raise a minimum of $10,300 by pre ordering an Alabama Rotary Specialty License Plate. The State of Alabama Motor Vehicle Division requires the pre sale of at least 250 Rotary specialty license plates to begin manufacturing the actual new metal auto plates. Click here to get started.
Join us in Rotary Hall or join via Zoom using this link:
Meeting ID: 821 7753 4867

Dicitionaries for Third Graders
By: George Flowers

Dothan Rotary Club provides dictionaries for all third graders in Dothan City Schools. We place a label with the Rotary Four Way Test on the inside cover of the books. The dictionaries have been received as well as the Four Way Test labels.
We need help after our meeting Monday, to place the labels on the books and then deliver them to the schools. If you can stay after the meeting to help, we can get these dictionaries in the hands of the students. We will be doing this in one of the meeting rooms in Rotary Hall, Monday, October 4th.

Purple Pinkie Donuts Time
By: Charles Buntin

It is Purple Pinkie Donut time again! Some of you may ask, exactly what is a Purple Pinkie Donut and why do we support it?
In countries where the threat of polio remains high, every child under age 5 receives polio vaccine by mouth twice per year during events called “National Immunization Days.” When vaccinating millions of children in a short period of time it is impossible to document which child has received the vaccine, so every child vaccinated has the little finger (pinkie) nail of their left hand painted purple with marker that doesn’t wash off for about a month. Local communities recognize that children with “purple pinkies” will never get polio.
Smallpox is the only human disease ever eradicated. We can help make polio the second! The Dothan Rotary Club is selling a boxes of Duncan Donuts for $25 each then with programs of matching funds, our $25 turns into $187.50. We have to preorder by Oct 12th and you will be able to pick up your order at our meeting on October 18th.
Another option is to purchase the donuts and donate them to our local Fire / EMS / Law Enforcement / Healthcare Workers as a way to show appreciation for their hard work, just let us know if you want to do that and we will take care of delivery.

Birthday List

Oct-05...Les Pinckard
Oct-06...S. Lee Thomas
Oct-07...Margaret Futch, Paul Lee
Oct-09...Les Moreland
Oct-10...Chris Harrelson
Oct-25...Chris Judah
Oct-26...Jack Carpenter
Oct-27...Todd Sallas
Oct-28...Chuck Jackson, Lynn Miley
Oct-29...Deanne Jones, Jim Matheny
Oct-30...Bo Thagard
Nov-03...Starla Moss

Anniversary List

Oct-04...Bill Durden, Aaron McCreight
Oct-07...Kelli Pylant
Oct-13...Greg Gregory
Oct-15...Jeni Logan, Willis Smitherman
Oct-16...Jack Carpenter
Oct-21...Keith McAnulty
Oct-22...Donna Wade
Oct-26...Bill Castlen
Oct-28...Jim Kelly